For all the Tim Tebow fans, it looks like the wait is finally over. With Kyle Orton making a mess out of things in Denver, Tebow finally got his chance to show what he could do.
In the second half, as soon as Tim Tebow took the helm the broncos scored 2 touchdowns 1 with his legs and 1 with his arm. It was the kind of production that Kyle Orton wasn’t able to muster in the first half. Tebow led a charge, and at one point in the second half, the Broncos were within a 2 point conversion of tying the game at 26 if it wasn’t for a terrific defensive play from Antoine Cason.
Though it may be entirely too early to start singing Tebow praises in the Mile High, don’t tell that to Tebow nation. Tebow has such a following that there’s already buzz surrounding the team, it’s not often you can say that about a team that is 1-4 heading into a bye week.
The situation is advantageous for sportsbooks. Should Tebow take the reins, people will tune in to see if he can be successful, everyone wants to see if a natural born leader and winner can overcome his shortcomings as a QB and lead his team to victory, and it could play out for the world to see.
The most compelling thing to me about the Tebow situation is it’s parallel to the world outside athletics.
Are there natural born leaders? And if so, can a natural leader who people tend to trust and gravitate towards be successful even if he lacks the expertise? Is there a blueprint for success? Can’t a leader reinvent the wheel and win doing it his way, the way he’s always won?
Or does there come a time when it’s the tangible skills that pays the bills? We’ll see.
With more eyes on Denver, it’s a great opportunity to beef up Tebow props. Denver Broncos coach John Fox is expected to officially name Tim Tebow as the team’s starting quarterback Tuesday, according to the Denver Post report.